Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Sallahadin Birhan, A076 911 298 (BIA Apr. 23, 2012)

Sallahadin Birhan, A076 911 298 (BIA Apr. 23, 2012)

Ratings: (0)|Views: 9|Likes:
In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that a criminal conviction is final for immigration purposes regardless of whether a respondent has exhausted his direct appeals. A dissenting member argued that the definition of conviction in INA 101(a)(48) does not trump the Board’s decision in Matter of Ozkok, 19 I&N Dec. 546 (BIA 1988), which incorporated a finality requirement. The decision was written by Member Roger Pauley and joined by Member Hugh Mullane. Member Anne Greer authored a dissenting opinion.
In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that a criminal conviction is final for immigration purposes regardless of whether a respondent has exhausted his direct appeals. A dissenting member argued that the definition of conviction in INA 101(a)(48) does not trump the Board’s decision in Matter of Ozkok, 19 I&N Dec. 546 (BIA 1988), which incorporated a finality requirement. The decision was written by Member Roger Pauley and joined by Member Hugh Mullane. Member Anne Greer authored a dissenting opinion.

More info:

Published by: Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC on Jan 27, 2014
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

02/08/2014

pdf

text

original

 
Padharia, Aroon Roy, Esq Law Oce of Aroon Roy Padhara 7600 Georga Ave., NW, Ste 412 Washngton, DC 20012 Name: IHAN, SALLAHADIN
US m of 
Executive Oce r Immiation Review
Board of Immigration ppeals ce of the Clerk
507 Leburg Pik Sut 2000 Fls Chuch, Via 2204
HS/ICE Office of Chef Counsel -WAS 901 Noh Stua St, Sute 1307  Arngton, VA 22203  A07691129
Date of ths notce 4/23/2012
ncosed is a copy of he Boad's decson and ode n he above-rerenced case. ncosue Panel Members: Geer, Anne
J
uan Hug
G.
auly Roger Snceey Donna Car Che Clek
Cite as: Sallahadin Birhan, A076 911 298 (BIA Apr. 23, 2012)
For more unpublished BIA decisions, visit www.irac.net/unpublished
 
I '
U�S.
Depaent o Justice
Decson of he Board ofmgraton Appeals Executive Oce
r
Imaon Reew Fals Church,
rgina

l: A06 911 298 Alo VA
r SALLAADIN BIAN N REMOVAL PROCEEDNGS APPEAL Da: ON BEALF OF RESPONDENT: Aroo Roy Padara Eur CARGE
AP  0
Noc: Sc 2(a)(2)(A)() I&N Ac  8 USC § 22(a)(2)(A)()Covcd of aggravad loy Sc 2(a)(2)(B)()&N Ac 8 USC § 22(a)(2)(B)()] Covcd of corolld ubac volao T rod aa om  mmgrao Judg' Ocobr 1 201 dco uag h abov chag of rmovably ad ordrg h rod' rmoval W rvw dg of c by  Immgrao udg r car or wl all or u cludg wr  ar av m  rlva burd of roofar rvwd d ovo 8 CFR § 100(d)()()-() T rod' aal wl b dmd T rcord rc a  rod wa covcd by juy ral   Suror Cour r  Drc of Columba  201 r oo w  o drbu maruaa  volao ofDC Cod§ 489040 (a)() (200) T rod do o argu a  crmal rocdg dd o rul i a vrdc of gul ad rula cRahr  rod co h aly" of  covco r mmgrao uro o  ba a  rly a
aal dg br  Dc of Columba Cou of Aal  argu a aly"  ca  ordr r hr o b a covco"  dcrbd  co 10(a)(48)(A) of  Immgrao ad Naonaly Ac 8 USC §  0(a)(48)(A) T arg o r h aay   ca   do of h rm covco"   mmgrao ad aoaly Ac   coo" m w r o
 a rm um of gu of  a rd by a our or f adjudcao of gu a b wd wr() a judg or j a ud  al gly or  al  rd a a of guy or nolo codr or ha admd uc c o w a a dg of gu ad ()  judg a ordrd om  of u y or rr o  al' lbr o b mod
Cite as: Sallahadin Birhan, A076 911 298 (BIA Apr. 23, 2012)
 
76 911 298 8 USC  10(a)(48)() We must rst ascertain whether the above quoted anguage is plain and unbiguous This is determined by rerence to the language itself, the specic context in which that language is used, ad the broader context of the statute as a whole"
Robinson
Shell Oil Co,
519 US 33, 340 (1997) Section 10(a)(48)(a) can be satised in two ways The rst is a rmal judgmet of guilt entered by a co The second is where adjudication of guit is wited, a judge or j has ud the aie guily (or the aien has entered a guilty plea) and the judge has ordered some  of pushent, penaty, or resaint In this case, we are deaing with the rst deition of conviction Moreover, because a dendant cannot appea a conviction until aer the entry of a judgment of guit," it ows that a conviction' exists once the disict cour enters the judgment, notwithstanding the avaiabiity of a appea as of rght"
Planes
v.
Holder,
652 F3d 991, 994 (9th Cir 2011)s the Cou points out in
Planes,
there is near unanimiy amog the couts of appeas that the rst deition of conviction' in§ 10(a)(48)() reuires only that the tral cout enter a a judent of gilt, without any requirement that a direct appeas be exhausted or waved"
Planes,
652 F3d at 991
 see Puello
v
Bureau of Citizenship
&
Immiation Servs.
511 F3d 324 (2d Cir 2007)
Moosa
v
INS,
171F3d994 5th Cir 1999)
Montenego

Ashcro,
355 F3d 1035, 1037 (7th Cir 2004)
United States
v
Sae-Gomez,
472 F3d 91 ( 0th Cir 2007)
Gr ths
v
INS,
243 F3d 45 (1st Cir 2001) Therere, the plain anguage of the state meas that the respondent is removabe because he has a conviction and that conviction is covered by sections 237(a)(2)()(iii) and 237(a)(2)(B)(i)The respondent, on the other hand, essentiay ass that we not apply the pain language of the statute There are situations where a court w not apply the pai anguage of a statute, but those situations are rare
See eg In re Trans Alas Pipeline Rate Cases,
436 S 631, 643 (1978) (This Cout, n intereting the words of a statute, has some scope r adopting a resicted rather than a itera or usua meaning ofits words where acceptance of that meaning woud ead to absurd resuts  or woud thwart the obvious purpose of the statute 
[
ut it is otheise where no such consequences woud ow and where t appears to be consonant with the purposes of the ct  ") It is difcult, if not impossibe, to fashion a compeling argument that application of the pain language in section 101(a)(48)() wi ead to absurd resuts
See Matter/Cardenas Abreu,  supra,
at 803-809 (concuing opinion) t is reasonabe to concude that Coness wated a crmina aien subject to removal proceedings as soon as he was convicted, even if the conviction was not na
n
Mattr of arenas Abreu

&N ec 5 (B 2009), we stated that we dd not need to resolve the nali issue because the case bere us involves a latereinstated appeal, not a direct appea" The Cou of ppeas r the Second Circuit, in an unpubished decision, disagreed with our characteization of a atereinstated appea and remanded the case
Abreu
v
Holder
378 Fed ppx 59 (2d Cir 2010) The case subseuently became moot because the respondent's conviction was aed 2
Cite as: Sallahadin Birhan, A076 911 298 (BIA Apr. 23, 2012)

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->